It’s been a good start for the Whitehall girls tennis team, getting out of the gate early with a couple of league wins.
They began the season by defeating Pocono Mountain West, 7-0. Pleasant Valley was the next stop on their schedule, losing to the Bears 0-7 to knot their record at 1-1.
With two matches under their belt, they Zephs hosted East Stroudsburg South High School last week and won a tough match against the Cavaliers, 5-2.
If you were a former member or used the Firing Line indoor shooting range on Roosevelt Street on the border of Whitehall and North Whitehall townships that closed a few years ago upon the passing of its owner, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Firing Line.
The Firing Line has been reborn and has transformed into a first class indoor shooting facility that sports a vastly improved and state-of-the-art air filtration system, exceptional sound proofing, classrooms, lounge area and retail shop in the enlarged former building.
High School football got under way Friday night across the state. Several teams from the Lehigh Valley Press coverage area posted big wins to open the season.
Defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champion Emmaus opened its season with a 62-19 win over Dieruff to open the 2017 season.
The Iron Financial Orioles know all about coming from behind. When they fell behind Martins Creek 5-0 Sunday in game two of the Blue Mountain League Championship Series, it was just another day on the ball field for them. Unfortunately for the Orioles, there wouldn’t be a comeback in the offing this time and they fell to Martins Creek 7-4, evening the series at one game apiece.
When the Whitehall girls volleyball team reconvenes on the court this fall, they’ll be guided by someone who’s familiar with turning a program into state champions.
As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.
If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.
With the Whitehall boys basketball team ready to embark on their annual summer excursion to St Joseph’s University, this offseason has been about who will seize the opportunities for a roster spot.
The Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced the 2017 All-State volleyball teams and District 11 had six representatives named to the 3A squad.
Emmaus dominated the list with four players, while Parkland and Whitehall each had one.
Whitehall’s Logan McGinley is the only player chosen from District 11 to make multiple appearances on the all-state squad.
The complete list is below.
AAA BOYS VOLLEYBALL
ALL STATE TEAM
PIAA DISTRICT XI
Noah Bacon Emmaus OH
Brendan Dunkle Emmaus Lib
James Haag Emmaus OH
For nineteen student-athletes at Whitehall High School, the question as to where to spend the next few years of their lives was revealed at a signing ceremony in May.
District XI will be bringing their own Hall of Fame to town when the inaugural class will be inducted on October 14, 2018.
News of the announcement came last week as The District XI Hall of Fame will include athletes, coaches, officials, and contributors and will be reflective of those individual’s contributions on the District XI high school level.
Postgraduate, collegiate, or professional performance will not be assessed in selecting Hall of Fame recipients.